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New Nurse: Rachel's Story - Week 10

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January 21, 2020

New IU Health Methodist Hospital nurse Rachel Ketelaar gains confidence in her patient care in her 10th week.

Monday

  • I am feeling more and more confident each and every day. Ty has been gone for appointments and meetings, leaving me on my own for a few hours. I felt pretty good about how I handled myself and cared for our 5 patients.

Wednesday and Thursday

  • Back in class again, for advanced cardiac life support trainings. Lots of watching videos and listening to lectures on Wednesday. On Thursday we put the learnings into practice. We ran patient codes, figured out what was going on with the patients and how to treat them. Still nervous that I'm going to forget all that I've learned when under pressure. But I know I have studied well and am prepared for this class!
  • I didn't really do anything "new" this week but I am still learning so much each and every day. I'm so glad I chose to be a nurse -- it is definitely the profession for me! And this week I scheduled my work hours for the next two months, when I’ll be on my own without a preceptor. This is exciting, partly because I get to choose the days I want to work!

Since I usually pack a lunch, I don’t use the hospital cafeteria much. I found this solarium room for lunching that I like. It offers a great view of the city and lots of light.

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